Fire at Lake Nacimiento started by a vehicle


LAKE NACIMIENTO — Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire near Nacimiento Dam on Friday afternoon, Aug. 3. The vehicle fire threatened nearby vegetation on Nacimiento Lake Drive near Interlake Road per Cal Fire officials.
When Cal Fire firefighters arrived on scene at approximately 1:50 p.m. they found 3 acres of vegetation burning at a slow rate of speed. An air attack was called in to help fight the fire. Within moments ground crews and aircraft made good progress with fire holding at approximately 2-3 acres.
Forward progress of the fire was stopped at 2.1 acres by 2:34 p.m.
Cal Fire personnel applauded the efforts of the Monterey County Park Rangers on their twitter feed: “Monterey County Park Ranger from Nacimiento Resort took initial action on fire and helped to ensure the safety of nearby property owners. Great work!”
 By 3:27 p.m. roads remained open as crews mopped up their operations.

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